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Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 25 years of experience.

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March 2, 2017

A New Report Inspires Innovators to Redefine the AEC Industry

The World Economic Forum and The Boston Consulting Group recently released a report to encourage innovators redefine the AEC industry. They give recommendations and feature ten lighthouse innovation case studies to demonstrate the potential of innovation. / continue reading

Conscious Building
February 13, 2017

The Conscious Builder – Interview with Casey Grey

In this podcast interview, Casey Grey talks about Conscious Building, passive houses, and  and how we can make our homes healthier. / continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Sharing Economy for Construction – Interview with Kevin Forestell of Dozr

In this podcast interview with Kevin Forestell, Founder and CEO of Dozr, we discuss how contractors can lend and rent heavy equipment using the company’s new online service.

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virtual augmented reality housing
February 7, 2017

A Showcase of Virtual and Augmented Reality for Housing

The annual Housing Market Conference took place in Helsinki on January 31, 2017. During the event, the attendees had a chance to try out virtual and augmented reality solutions for housing. Nine service providers were showcasing their solutions. / continue reading

augmented reality construction
January 29, 2017

Augmented Reality for Construction Videos

I’ve been looking for information on augmented and virtual reality for construction. Here is a collection of  videos that I’ve come across lately on the use of augmented reality. / continue reading

January 20, 2017

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business

AEC Business hosted a Virtual and Augmented Reality Webinar aimed at the construction industry. Watch the recorded presentations now! / continue reading

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January 12, 2017

Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech

Plastic waste is a huge global problem and we need viable solutions. In this interview with Jeff Mintz, CEO of Envirolastech, we discuss how plastic can be recycled and used as a building material in a unique way. / continue reading

iot-blockchain-construction
January 2, 2017

A New Era of Construction Quality with IoT and Blockchain

A construction project is a network of hundreds of processes, participants, products, and materials. It’s no wonder that everything does not always go as planned. A building or infrastructure can have defects that are costly to repair and that can end up in lawsuits. The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies could give construction quality management a much-needed boost. / continue reading

December 23, 2016

Popular in 2016 and Plans for 2017

Happy Holidays and an Innovative New Year 2017! A warm thank to all my interviewees, my readers, and those who shared my content on social media. Here are the most popular posts from 2016 and plans for 2017. / continue reading

December 18, 2016

Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnerships Between Companies

To bring innovations to the market, companies almost always need partnerships. Partnerships can offer scalability, productivity, and open up new markets. However, partnerships are not easy to establish and manage.

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